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2019 Will Go Down in History as “The Year of Change” in Canadian Trademark Law Part III

Canada - January 15 2020 In this last installment of Bereskin & Parr’s summary of trademark developments in 2019, we review brand enforcement. During the year, Federal and...

Jasmine Godfrey, William Audet, Cynthia Rowden, Jonathan G. Colombo, François Larose, Amrita V. Singh, Tamara Céline Winegust.

A Tale of Two Copyright Decisions: Canada’s Federal Court Issues First Site-Blocking Order & Denies Certification of Reverse Class Action Test Case

Canada - November 29 2019 Separated at birth by a matter of days, the Federal Court last week delivered decisions in two closely followed copyright infringement cases: Bell...

Naomi Zener, Catherine Lovrics, Tamara Céline Winegust.

Federal Court infers intent to abandon a trademark in expungement proceedings. Can we “infer” that the Opposition Board “intends” to follow the Court’s lead?

Canada - November 6 2019 In Beijing Jingdong 360 Du E-Commerce Ltd. v. Yue Zhang 2019 FC 1293 (“Beijing Jingdong”), the Federal Court, per Justice Brown, ordered the...

Cynthia Rowden, Meghan Dillon.

Trademarks On Promotional Products - Profit Is Not A Requirement For Use

Canada - October 7 2019 Canada’s trademark system recognizes both unregistered and registered rights, but there are many well-recognized benefits to registration, such as...

Cynthia Rowden.

Infringement, Expungement, No DamagesOh My!

Canada - September 17 2019 The latest chapter in the Group III International Ltd. v. Travelway Group International Ltd. saga has closed. The Federal Court has ordered...

Tamara Céline Winegust.